old soldier


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old soldier

obsolete A person who is experienced in the ways of the world, especially one who is shrewd or cunning as a result. My uncle was a crafty old soldier, always looking for someway to get rich quick. You're never going to convince an old soldier like her to give you extra time off—she's been around the block and has seen the likes of you before, I can tell you that much!
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old soldier

1. n. a cigarette or cigar butt; a hunk of tobacco. The tramp bent over to pick up an old soldier off the pavement.
2. n. an empty liquor bottle; an empty beer bottle or can. Larry hid all his old soldiers under the bed.
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References in classic literature ?
The old soldier looked as abashed as a child interrupted in his game of make-believe.
It has turned so; but fifty years since I could have proved it otherwise,' the old soldier retorted, driving his stirrup-edge into the pony's lean flank.
At the end of ten minutes the old soldier slid from his pony, to hear better as he said, and sat with the reins round his wrist.
No, no, I beg your pardon,' retorted the Old Soldier.
But I DO mind,' said the Old Soldier, laying her fan upon his lips.
No, my dear Annie,' returned the Old Soldier, 'I have not quite finished.
But I remarked that the Old Soldier took him into custody directly, for her partner; and instructed him, as the first preliminary of initiation, to give her all the silver he had in his pocket.
The Old Soldier An old man stood before the Cenotaph His head was bare and bowed A row of medals adorned his chest An old soldier amongst the crowd The tears coursed down his cheeks As the bugle made its plaintive call And his mind was back in time When he watched his comrades fall Not a blade of grass in sight Just a few stumps of trees And the constant rain fell week after week Rain without reprieve Over the top they went Horses and men disappeared in the mud Barbed wire, rats and rotting corpses And the never-ending stench of blood In the senseless slaughter And the incessant rain He wondered was it worth it And did he fight in vain?
LIVING three miles from me is an old soldier of the Regiment who still calls me Dick.
The old soldier walks slowly Through lines of cedar trees.
But a newspaper appeal alerted people to the fact that the old soldier wouldn't have anyone at his funeral except staff from the care home where he died.
AN old soldier has been honoured by hundreds of mourners at his funeral after fears his passing would be forgotten.
IT may have been only a modest banded meeting, but Alan Dickman could hardly have been more delighted as he got off the mark for the season when completing his first double with Outrageous Flirt and The Old Soldier, both ridden by apprentice Mark Halford.
AS ANY OLD SOLDIER WILL TELL YOU, SERVE LONG ENOUGH AND YOU'LL SEE ALL KINDS OF CHANGES TO EQUIPMENT .
MARIO RIGONI STERN is truly an old soldier -- and in more than one sense.